As part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Internet of Everything” project, my boss and I co-authored a short essay on the growing need for company’s to have a “data ethics” policy:
Formalizing an ethical review process will give companies an outlet to weigh the benefits of data use against a larger array of risks. It provides a mechanism to formalize data stewardship and move away from a world where companies are largely forced to rely on the “gut instinct” of marketers or the C-Suite. By establishing an ethics policy, one can also capture issues that go beyond privacy issues and data protection, and ensure that the benefits of a future of smart devices outweigh any risks.
// Read more at the U.S. Chamber Foundation.